Video Games

Is GameStop the Next RadioShack?

Mar 9, 2015 By Dan Solomon

The Grapevine-based video game retailer announced plans last month to buy leases on more than 160 former RadioShack locations. But can the niche retailer, selling a product that there’s increasingly little need to go to a store to purchase, avoid the fate of the company whose stores it’s inheriting? 

Press Start to Begin?

Mar 6, 2014 By Joseph Misulonas

It’s taken more than a decade, but Texas has established itself as a major hub for the video game industry. But how big a player can the state become?

Denise Fulton

Feb 1, 2008 By Texas Monthly

Gaming has come a long way since the days of Pong and Asteroids. At the vanguard of the latest wave of interactive, multiplayer video games is this native of Bowling Green, Ohio, one of the few women in the industry to crack the ranks of upper management. As the studio…

Earth Quake

Jul 31, 1999 By John Ratliff

After the killings at Columbine, the world looked disapprovingly at a computer game created in Mesquite. Die-hard players would not be moved.

J. C. Herz

Jul 31, 1997 By Erin Gromen

Growing up in Houston, J. C. Herz spent much of her time defending the city from incoming ballistic missiles. She accomplished this while sitting in front of her family’s television and playing Missile Command—just one of the many video games lovingly described in her second book, Joystick Nation (Little, Brown;…

Mission Accomplished

Apr 30, 1997 By Jordan Mackay

The newest game from Dallas’ Digifx Entertainment is ready for prime time. In Mission to Nexus Prime, whose storyline has been crafted by Star Wars author Timothy Zahn, you command your troops through a series of battles to gain control of planet Nexus Prime and its complex network of wormholes…